COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR TEMPS
COVID-19 is here and as Temps who work in healthcare settings, we may need to provide your details to Occupational Health for Contract Tracing. You would have been notified of this in our Contract Tracing policy which you can find in the HR Docs section on HR Locker. If you have any questions, please email HR at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here to take our 2 minute COVID-19 Survey and to enter a draw for a €20 Voucher. The winner will be announced in February’s Newsletter.
With the nationwide roll out of COVID-19 vaccinations to healthcare workers currently underway, we will be required to share the following information with clients who are arranging vacinations for temps:
First and Last Name
Date of Birth
If you have any concerns about your data being shared with the HSE and Occupational Health, please email Clare on email@example.com
Arrangements for vaccine administration differ from client to client. The office team will be contact our clients of the next few weeks to find out more about vaccine administration for Temp Workers.
Currently on PUP? What’s next?
The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) will be paid until 31 March 2021 after which people availing of this support would need to move to the Jobseeker’s Payment . If you are on PUP, the office team will be in touch in February regarding returning to work. Alternatively, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know whether or not you will be available for work in April (or sooner).
From February 2021, Three Q will be holding a monthly draw for a €20 Voucher. To enter, fill in the weekly verification form that is emailed over to you every Wednesday morning. If you are not receiving te form and it is not in your Spam / Junk folder, please email Clare at email@example.com and she will add you to the mailing list.
Are you the winner?
Thank you for working with the office team to ensure your training and certificates are up to date. We’ve held the draw and here’s the lucky winner.
What the HSE’s Contact Tracing App is
The HSE released it’s Covid Contact Tracing App, Covid Tracker on the 7th of July 2020. It can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. It works by:
- Recording if you’re is in close contact with someone else who is using the tracker by exchanging anonymous codes that are held on the your phone
- If one of you tests positive for COVID-19, the system will then be able to alert all the people they have been recorded as being in close contact with.
- It will be used as a tool for contact tracing, symptom tracking and for spreading alerts and information about COVID-19
Click on the video below to find out more or click here to go to the App’s website where you can download it from.
WORKING WITH OUR CLIENTS, TEMPS AND OFFICE STAFF DURING COVID-19
We’ve been working very hard to support our clients, TEMPS and Office Staff during COVID-19. Below are the highlights of our actions & communications on COVID-19 with you, our TEMPS:
Communicating with you during the COVID-19 Pandemic:
This page is for you. We’ll put COVID-19 related information here however, there are a number of other ways in which we contact you so please refer to the emails and texts we’ve sent for the latest updates. Here are some of the ways in which we’ve been communicating with you during the COVID-19 pandemic:
HEALTH & SAFETY
Your Health & Safety is our priority and in these changed times please take the time to read, digest and talk with us about the new Health & Safety measures in the places you work due to COVID 19.
Each facility you work in will have their own Health & Safety and Infection Prevention & Control measures. Please take the time to get familiar with these instructions. Review the COVID-19 information on your HR Locker Profile, read the information we have sent you via email, text & Whatapp & please talk to us about any questions, queries or concerns you may have. Please review video’s and guidelines for front line staff on HSPC – these are frequently updated.
RESOURCES FOR COVID-19 INFORMATION
Information for those working in healthcare facilities can be found on The Health Protection Surveillance Centre: Corona Virus: Guidance For Healthcare Workers
For all of our Temps working in the HSE, You can keep up to date with HSE guidelines here: HSE: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
SUBMIT TIMESHEETS CORRECTLY & RECEIVE YOUR PAY ON-TIME
For information and tips on the best way to submit your timesheet during this time click on the button here:
UNABLE TO TEMP DURING COVID-19
There are several government payments issued under the social welfare available for people affected by COVID-19. You can find more information about these payments here: Citizens Information: Overview of COVID-19 – Employment and Income Supports.
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 or are medically required to self-isolate, you can get enhanced Illness Benefit or Supplementary Welfare Allowance.
The quickest and easiest way to apply for the emergency COVID-19 payment is by applying online at mywelfare.ie.
All you need to apply for the service is a basic MyGovID account. There are no appointments or face-face interactions required. All you need is an email address to sign up.
Once you have a MyGovID account (or if you already have an existing MyGovID account), just click the button below to apply for this payment.
It is very important to to fill in your bank details correctly, include your BIC and IBAN to avoid delays to your payments.
Keep in communication with us & update us immediately on any health concerns or issues – emaiI firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 878 3335.